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November 2022 Workshop
Louise Janetta showed us a range of techniques to use in Intaglio Printing. Members were treated to an all day workshop which saw us produce a series of nature-inspired prints. A messy but fun day!
September 2022 Workshop
MAS Society member and multi award-winner Nick Leake lead our first demonstration of the new MAS Programme. Members were shown how Nick uses under painting to give depth to his pictures and watched how he brings them to life with the final coat of oils.
Our Summer Exhibition and Sale 2022
This year's judges MAS President Carol Hill and Chris Tkacz with MAS Chair Linda Orchard (centre)
Portraits of the Queen
To help celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, members of the group displayed their portraits of the monarch in All Saints Church in Matlock.
June 2022 Workshop
Kelly Herrick gave a fun filled workshop on painting expressive landscapes in acrylics. The natural world is her biggest inspiration. Using warm up exercises about choosing composition and creating drama through bold colour and light, Kelly gave the confidence to simplify. She taught the value of loose composition at the beginning of painting. Details can be added later, like salt to a meal. Kelly also demonstrated the imaginative use of stencils and bubble wrap to encourage our creativity
July Workshop 2022
Amanda Webster: gave a delightful portrait in oils demonstration and workshop. She shared her philosophy to experiment and question everything, especially rules! Throughout the day she shared her tips for achieving appropriate colours, tones, pose of the sitter and the artist maintaining their same position too. Members at the workshop enjoyed a positive critique of their portraits at the end of the day.
Lin Cheung: Our May all-day workshop with guest abstract artist Lin Cheung was very different and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Lin led us from how to get started to knowing when to stop. She also provided us with excellent advice on materials, equipment, brushes and techniques as well as reminding us to paint for ourselves in our own styles.
April Workshop 2022
CATHERINE INGLIS: Delighted us with her morning demonstration of an Animal Portrait of a cheetah in Soft Pastels. Members created some great work during the afternoon workshop.
Catherine is a member of the Society of Women Artists and works predominantly in soft pastels. Her work covers a wide variety of subjects but specialises in pet and family portraiture. https://www.cathinglis.com
February 2022 Workshop
Everyone was especially delighted to get back together for our first Workshop of the New Year. We were kept very busy by Pam Smart and her 'Mark Making in Drawing' Workshop. Pam, is a specialist teacher of Art and Design and takes inspiration from the natural and built environment, painting in striking colours. She helped us expand our creative toolbox with an exciting range of drawing techniques. https://www.pamsmart.co.uk
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